Ethos Orthodontics Browns Plains
Dr Barker joined the Ethos Orthodontics team in 2010, bringing her special brand of quality orthodontic care to both adults and children. She loves getting to know her patients and is dedicated to creating the best possible smile for them. After graduating from UQ with first class honours, Dr Barker spent six years in general dentistry, while also lecturing to dental undergraduates at the University of Queensland. Her interest in orthodontic techniques developed during a three-year period as a hospital dentist in England. Working with emergency injuries and treating conditions like oral cancer, motivated Dr Barker to develop her skills to make even more of a difference in her patients’ lives. She is committed to making the most of professional development opportunities and regularly attends orthodontic conferences in order to study emerging techniques. Dr Barker also has a passion for sport, including surfing, wind-surfing, touch football and bikram yoga.
Dr Farmer is passionate about orthodontics and the difference it can make in the lives of his patients. He works long hours caring for his patients but also somehow seems to find the energy for a full-on life outside work. Dr Farmer grew up in Charters Towers and graduated from UQ with first class honours in 1985. After a few years working as a dentist in Mount Isa, he returned to university to study orthodontics for a further three years. He has also been a clinical supervisor at UQ. When Dr Farmer is not working, you might find him riding a dirt bike, playing touch football or tennis, relaxing with his wife and children, overseeing his farm or showing his support for the Reds or Broncos. His idea of the perfect holiday is a walk on the wild side. His wilderness trekking has already taken him to the Kokoda trail and Mount Kilimanjaro – but he’s always looking for the next adventure. Work too takes him overseas, where he attends orthodontics conferences in order to stay up-to-date with the latest research and treatment. Kent works at ethos orthodontics Upper Mt Gravatt, Browns Plains, and Algester branches.
Sig is committed to providing the best care and attention to his patients. He enjoys spending time with his patients, getting to know them and developing tailored orthodontic care for each individual patient with strong emphasis on evidence-based dentistry. He has great passion for dentistry in general, dedicated to life-long learning and experience. Since obtaining his dental degree from the University of Melbourne with honours, Sig commenced his dental career by joining the Australian Regular Army (ARA) as a Dental Officer. Along this journey, he undertook further roles in mentoring undergraduate dental students at the University of Queensland and working in private practices in Brisbane. Encouraged by his interest and passion for Orthodontics, Sig embarked upon further postgraduate study at the University of Queensland and graduated with a degree of Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics. Despite his busy schedule, Sig acts upon his firm belief in giving back to the community through his involvement at the University of Queensland School of Dentistry and also at the Queensland Regional Committee for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS). Outside of dentistry, Sig devotes his time and effort in fitness training to maintain his health and well-being. He also enjoys travelling with his family, while taking the opportunity to attend international and national orthodontic conferences and professional development programs.